Murray County sheriff's Deputy Chief Jimmy Davenport told the Dalton Daily Citizen-News that Martin was fired after multiple violations of jail policy. Those included giving an inmate the wrong prescription medication, among other procedural issues.
He has no other experience in law enforcement in Georgia, POST records show. He passed his jailer certification class at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Cherokee County in September 2017. Among his training history, he logged two hours for a sexual harassment course while at the Murray County Sheriff’s Office.
Greg Ramey, special agent in charge with the GBI, also told the newspaper that the scratches across Martin’s chest and neck, which are visible in his booking photo, are from the victim fighting back. Both of his eyes are also swollen from the alleged struggle.
Martin was booked into the Rabun County Jail for holding after being denied bond in Murray County, the Daily Citizen reported.
The joint investigation by the GBI and Murray County Sheriff’s Office is ongoing.